Busiest Times of the Year for HVAC Contractors
Your local HVAC professional works hard all year long, but there are certain times of the year in which they are busier than others. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, HVAC technicians around the country make an average of $44,630 per year, with 14% job growth outlook through 2024, which is much faster than average. Working in a variety of environments, from homes and businesses to schools and hospitals, HVAC technicians are part of a growing industry.
There’s a reason for that. Most people have heating and cooling units to keep them comfortable all year long. At some point, you will run into the need for maintenance, repair and new installation. For that, you want the best of the best. If you are a home or business owner in need of these services, it’s important to keep the busy seasons in mind. As a family owned and operated company serving residents for the past 60 years, we have had our share of busy and not-so-busy times.
It goes without saying that summer is the busiest time of year for HVAC contractors when it comes to cooling. Right at the beginning of the summer, people start turning their units on and many find they don’t work correctly if at all. A spring tune-up and regular maintenance can avoid this, which is the wise thing to do as a homeowner. In fact, we offer convenient maintenance programs that can keep you on a set schedule without having to think about it. You don’t want to be in the middle of the hottest day of summer and your unit breaks down. June, July and August are busy months for AC calls, both scheduled and emergency. To avoid having to wait for your appointment, it’s best to call way ahead of time in spring for your yearly tune-up.
Common problems with air conditioning units include:
- Unit runs but no cool air comes out
- Strange sounds from condenser or compressor unit
- Uneven cooling distribution
- Unit does not turn on
- Pooling water
- Dripping circuit breaker
- Leaky ducts
- Low airflow
- Electronic control failure
- Sensor and drainage problems
When the temperatures begin to drop in October, we see an uptick in service calls for furnaces and other heating units. Right before Christmas is another time we get busy, as everyone wants to have their heating system working perfectly while entertaining around the holidays. Again, regular maintenance on your furnace will prevent many common problems from arising, plus we can change out your filters every couple of months to ensure your unit works at peak efficiency. Setting up regular maintenance calls is easier for us during our off-season or slower times. Not only do you have your pick of the appointments, you get personalized attention to detail from our skilled crew when you need it without having to wait.
Common problems with furnace units include:
- Rising energy bills
- Uneven heat distribution
- Strange noises
- Slow or worn motor belt
- Dirty gas burners or pilot light adjustments
- Blower motor bearings that require lubrication
- Cracked heat exchanger
Whether you need us for a repair, installation, tune-up or regular maintenance, contact us at Builders Heating and Cooling today. We are available 24/7 for emergency repairs for your convenience.